[OSGeo-Standards] GeoServices REST specification (ESRI)

Bart van den Eijnden (OSGIS) bartvde at osgis.nl
Thu Jun 16 05:37:08 EDT 2011

Hi list,

today I started reading / glancing at the GeoServices REST specification
from ESRI.

My first impression is that it is very closely tied to the ESRI services
model (MapService, FeatureService, GeoProcessingService etc.).

Would it not be much better to come up with a REST/JSON representation of
the current OGC Services (WMS / WFS etc.)?

That would make more sense to me.

As an additional comment, I think it would make a great document for doing
a fit-gap analysis for the current OGC web services, i.e. to find out
what's missing in current OGC services.

Comments/thoughts welcome.

Best regards,

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